Bakirkoy Istanbul Property: Everything You Need To Know
Turkey is one of the most attractive destinations for real estate investors and buyers. Since Istanbul is the most popular city in Turkey and the Economical hub, it has the highest number of properties sold for foreigners, many real estate investors keep it as the first choice. However, Istanbul is still so big city and has many different districts with different characteristics. When someone thinks about buying property for sale in Istanbul, the first question that comes to their mind is “which area of Istanbul is suitable for my investment in terms of budget, investment goals, and the purpose of buying the house?” Therefore, we make a series of articles to explain to our audience the advantage and disadvantages of each area. we will focus on one of the most important areas of Istanbul which is Bakirkoy.
Bakirkoy is one of the largest districts of Istanbul with an area of 275 KM2. Bakirkoy which has Ataturk international airport is in the European part of Istanbul, located on the northeast coast of the Marmara Sea. It is surrounded by bacelievler, kucukcekmece, Gungoren, and Zeytinburnu areas.
The E5 Highway is the most vital and most important way in Istanbul as it connects most districts of Istanbul from the European side to the Asian side of the city, it passes through the Bakirkoy area. In addition, Istanbul Metro passes through the district as well along with busses and minibusses. All of that contributes to the growth of the district and the advantages of property investments in the area.
Bakirkoy used to be a summer resort mansions, palaces, and churches in the 4th century. Muslims settles in the area in the 17th century. It was also inhabited by people from different nations and cultures such as Greece, Russia, and Balkan countries. Therefore, Bakirkoy has a nice heritage and some cultural landmarks.
Bakirkoy’s economy is based mainly on industry and trade. Since the textile industry started in the area more than 60 years ago, organized industrial settlements started between Bakirkoy and Yedikule.
Entertainment and recreational facilities:
- nice beaches In Bakirkoy: such as Florya, Yesilkoy, Atakoy. There are many nice cafes and restaurants at these beaches as well. In addition.
- Ataturk forest: located in Florya and has nice scenery and a good place to spend some picnics at.
- Florya aquarium: a very big aquarium and has thousands of species of sea creatures.
- cafe and restaurants: the area has a variety of cafes and restaurants.
Shopping centers in Bakirkoy :
Bakirkoy has many shopping centers such as the Galleria, Carousel, Town center, Capacity, Atrium, and Marmara forum. In addition to the Bakirkoy underground bazaar which was put into service in 1991 and has more than 100 shops.
Health and Sports:
There are few hospitals in the area such as the first psychiatric hospital opened in Turkey which is Bakirkoy psychiatric and neurological disease hospital. The area has different sports clubs as well such as Bakirkoyspor which was qualified to play in the Turkish 1st football league.